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Musicians For Harmony Announces Its Fourth Annual Concert For Peace

At New York's Merkin Concert Hall - Tuesday, Sept. 13 At 7:30 Pm


Featuring Siamak Jahangiri In The Music Of Persia

And Beethoven, Janacek, & Music Of The Mediterranean & Middle East


Musicians For Harmony, Inc. is pleased to announce its fourth annual concert of internationally-renowned chamber musicians and world music artists, to take place in New York City at Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m.   Featured on the program this year is Iranian ney player Siamak Jahangiri, performing "Ney Nava" for Ney and String Orchestra by the Iranian composer Hossein Ali Zadeh.


Mr. Jahangiri is a rising star in the world of Iranian classical music. Born in northern Iran, he studied with Iran's most eminent ney players and received his degree in music from Tehran University of the Arts. He resides in Tehran but travels regularly to the United States as a member of Yo-Yo Ma's "Silk Road Project." His 18-piece Persian String Orchestra will be led by fellow Silk Road artist, violinist Colin Jacobsen, who is also a composer and member of "Musique Sans Frontieres."


Also on the program is an all-star roster of chamber musicians, including Arnold Steinhardt and Peter Wiley of the Guarneri Quartet in Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2, with pianist Anna Polonsky, and the Shanghai Quartet in Janáček's Quartet No. 1 ("The Kreutzer Sonata").  Tthe multi-cultural ensemble Musique Sans Frontieres ("Music Without Borders"), led by Musicians For Harmony's Artistic Director Patrick Derivaz, will perform music of Greece, Iran, Ethiopia and other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern nations. They will be joined by Mr. Jahangiri and renowned Greek-Israeli bouzouki virtuoso Avram Pengas.


This concert is sponsored by Musicians For Harmony, Inc., a non-profit organization which was founded by Allegra Klein shortly after September 11, 2001, to commemorate those who perished that day; bring comfort to fellow New Yorkers; and encourage peace among nations and individuals. All of the musicians on the program have graciously donated their services, as have many other organizations and individuals.


Proceeds from ticket sales are contributed to charities promoting peace at home and abroad. This year's charity, the Gezundheit! Institute founded by legendary physician Patch Adams, was chosen because they are building the world's first arts-centered hospital and because their work promotes "peace, justice and care for all people everywhere."


Tickets for the September 13th concert are $50 and $125 (the latter includes premium seating and a reception with the artists afterwards) and are available through the Merkin Hall Box Office at 212-501-3330 or Tickets for students and "starving artists" are also available for $25. More information about the concert and Musicians For Harmony, Inc., may be found at



Musicians For Harmony, Inc

345 E. 93rd Street, Suite 12B

New York, NY 10128


For Further Information:

Allegra Klein - 212-996-8010 or 917-622-1331



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